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GM chickens to lay pharmaceutical eggs

Researchers at Roslin Technologies in Edinburgh have genetically modified chickens which can lay eggs containing drugs that can combat certain cancer types as well as arthritis. The researchers believe that in time this kind of poultry farming can be scaled up to …Continue reading

Cloves may be able to prevent dengue outbreaks

A team of researchers at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has found that cloves — a popular condiment called ‘laung’ in Urdu — may be able to prevent sporadic outbreaks of dengue fever. The country has remained dependent on western medicine …Continue reading

GRACE satellites document rapid Greenland ice loss

Satellites from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) project have documented a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland’s ice sheet from 2003 to 2013. According to scientists, this disturbing revelation means that south-west Greenland — which was previously not …Continue reading

Seafloor predators likely to benefit from climate change

A new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science has revealed that animals dependant on sea ice are likely to suffer most due to the predicted effects of climate change. However, it is expected that sea-floor predators and open water feeding animals …Continue reading